iXBT Labs heeft een erg dik artikel gepost over de geschiedenis van Rambus, beginnende in 1990 en eindigend op het punt waar we nu zijn: brakke i820 chipset, beschadigde reputatie van Intel en geheugen fabrikanten die miljoenen dollars hebben verloren aan het Rambus fiasco:
Though a lot of companies trusted Intel and developed special infrastructure for the coming DR DRAM, it still made them suffer considerable losses for the second time already. Just one example: tester manufacturers invested over 500 million dollars into high quality models production and now it suddenly appears that DR DRAM is hardly demanded and no one knows if the situation will improve in the near future. Besides, the market may completely change till then.
For some time VIA turned out the only manufacturer of the classical chipsets (non-integrated and non-server ones) supporting new Intel processors and AGP 4X.
The memory manufacturers, who hadn't been very enthusiastic about dealing with DR DRAM recently mainly because of the SDRAM prices increase, absolutely lost any interest in it having switched their production lines to 64Mbit SDRAM manufacturing. Of course, because they had to make up for the losses they had suffered! Each silicon plate they spent on DR DRAM chips today appeared just wasted.